Total Recall provides tactical video surveillance for the Concert for Valor

TACTICAL VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Securing the 1st Concert for Valor at the National Mall – Washington, D.C.

On Veterans Day in November of 2014, Total Recall Corporation joined the Caring for Military Families charities and sponsors Starbucks, HBO, Chase, and Twitter as they honored the courage and sacrifice of United States military veterans, active duty service members, and their families. The star-studded celebration — dubbed The Concert for Valor and held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., hundreds of thousands in attendance — included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, Eminem, and Rhianna.

Securing any special event or large gathering calls for expertise in the ability to set up mobile and temporary video surveillance and security. The Concert for Valor, however, commanded the highest in security as the event was held on a national landmark in the nation’s capital, held on a U.S. holiday honoring the military, drew hundreds of thousands of attendees, and included numerous high profile celebrity performances.

“An event like the Concert for Valor unfortunately draws unwanted attention,” said Total Recall Corporation President Jordan Heilweil. “Securing special events such as this calls for expertise in being able to set up video surveillance with all of the capability and reliability expected from a fixed system.”

As a leading video-centric security technology provider, Total Recall was called upon by the United States Park Police to provide video surveillance security at the Concert for Valor. Total Recall has a history of providing video security expertise for the U.S. Park Police and was one of several organizations honored in 2014 for donating a multi-million dollar surveillance and security upgrade to help restore security for the Statue of Liberty after it was seriously damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

To provide video surveillance security for The Concert for Valor, Total Recall deployed the CrimeEye® Citywide Public Safety CCTV System — the company’s flagship product in its exclusive citywide surveillance solutions. Law enforcement such as the U.S. Park Police, as well as state and city departments, often have the need to deploy high quality and reliable video surveillance to provide general security as well as for events such as the Concert for Valor, marathons, parades, street fairs, demonstrations, and more.

CrimeEye® is a Citywide Public Safety CCTV System with solutions that encompass the camera systems on the street to the command center. Digital solutions range from stand-alone, self-install systems to complete enterprise solutions. Enterprise solutions include a digital wireless network to bring live real-time video to a head end or command center. Total Recall uses several versions of camera systems with features that range from fixed field of view to PTZ cameras to megapixel technology. Some systems are recorded locally while others are recorded locally and simultaneously transmitted to a remote recording system. Camera systems have wireless access points for street-side viewing and control.

The CrimeEye® units used at the Concert for Valor — featuring HDTV-quality Axis Communications dome network cameras and Genetec Video Management Software — provided situational awareness to help monitor access and egress to the National Mall.

Total Recall also used Dallmeier’s Multifocal Sensor System Panomera cameras for security coverage of the event as these cameras are adept at providing all-encompassing video surveillance of expansive areas such as the National Mall. The new technology in Dallmeier’s Panomera cameras was one tool used to help monitor the crowd as a whole, with the added ability of zooming in on specific detail if a situation arose.

“The security coverage at The Concert for Valor was outstanding and provided the U.S. Park Police the visual tools they needed for situational awareness and coverage of the event,” said Heilweil. “Of course with any event with so many people in attendance you are going to have incidents — scuffles, arrests, etc. — but the concert was free of any major security threats which we consider a great success.”

Heilweil said Total Recall provides support for projects like the Concert for Valor and the Statue of Liberty as a commitment to community. The fact that organizers of such high profile events and landmarks continue to call upon Total Recall for security is a testament to its ability to provide the best in video surveillance security, he added.

“We were grateful to take this opportunity to provide security as well as recognize the service of our current and former members of the military,” said Heilweil. “It’s an honor to be called upon time and again to provide video surveillance services for the US Park Police and for the historical landmarks they protect. The fact that Total Recall Corporation was entrusted to provide security for literally hundreds of thousands of citizens at a single event such as the Concert for Valor on Veteran’s Day in Washington, D.C., is a testament to our ability and expertise.”

Headquartered just outside of New York City, Total Recall has specialized in providing command and control centers, wireless connectivity, and video network design and management for cities, municipalities, and law enforcement the past 25 years. For more information on the latest in video surveillance technology such as CrimeEye®, visit the website at www.totalrecallcorp.com.

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The Challenges

Provide video surveillance and situational awareness in a high-profile event that includes hundreds of thousands of attendees at a national landmark.

“It’s an honor to be called upon time and again to provide video surveillance services for the National Park Service and for the historical landmarks they protect. The fact that Total Recall Corporation was entrusted to provide security for literally hundreds of thousands of citizens at a single event such as the Concert for Valor on Veteran’s Day in Washington, D.C., is a testament to our ability and expertise.”

- Jordan Heilweil, President, Total Recall Corporation

The Solutions

CrimeEye® citywide video surveillance units that feature HDTV-quality Axis Communications dome network, Dallmeier Multifocal Sensor System Panamera video cameras and Genetec Video Management Software

The Results

The first U.S. Concert for Valor was a great success in both the event’s mission of honoring veterans and active military and providing a safe event with optimum security.